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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1465–1467

Numerical solution of inverse scattering for near-field optics

Gang Bao and Peijun Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1465-1467 (2007)

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A novel regularized recursive linearization method is developed for a two-dimensional inverse medium scattering problem that arises in near-field optics, which reconstructs the scatterer of an inhomogeneous medium located on a substrate from data accessible through photon scanning tunneling microscopy experiments. Based on multiple frequency scattering data, the method starts from the Born approximation corresponding to weak scattering at a low frequency, and each update is obtained by continuation on the wavenumber from solutions of one forward problem and one adjoint problem of the Helmholtz equation.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2007
Published: May 2, 2007

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Gang Bao and Peijun Li, "Numerical solution of inverse scattering for near-field optics," Opt. Lett. 32, 1465-1467 (2007)

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